Derek Hough Talks Wanting Kids and Being a Future Dad While Visiting Children's Hospital (Exclusive)

ET was with Hough as he was making kids smile at Boston Children's Hospital.

Derek Hough is all about giving back.

ET was with the 33-year-old World of Dance judge and dancer as he visited young patients at Ryan Seacrest Foundation's "Seacrest Studios" at the Boston Children's Hospital for some music, dancing and fun.

"For me, if I ever have the opportunity to visit kids and just be around their energy and try to do some good in some way, even if it's a small act, for me there is always time for that," Hough -- who is currently on his Derek Hough: LIVE! THE TOUR -- expressed. "It doesn't matter if I am going to 56 cities, touring around. There is always time to do some good in some way and for me it's an absolute pleasure."

After spending the day with a handful of kids, the biggest lesson that Hough learned is to be "grateful."

"I am just so grateful. I really am," he shared. "I am so thankful for the opportunity and the ability to do what I do, and to be able to come and help and serve in some way. To dance and perform and be on stage, and to be able to share that joy with others, that is really special."

Meanwhile, being around so many little ones isn't anything new for Hough, who has four siblings and many have kids of their own.

"I am an uncle of, like, 20. I have so many nieces and nephews. So I love kids," he said. Before sharing his aspirations of one day becoming a father. "I'm going to have kids one day. So for me seeing these parents here, to see their strength, to see their love for their kids, it's beautiful to be around."

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